The Companies Act 2014, which consolidates and reforms Irish company law, was enacted on the 23 December 2014. The Act consolidates the existing Irish Companies Acts and many of the related statutory instruments into a single statute while simultaneously introducing significant reforms to Irish company law.

The Act is planned to be commenced as of 1 June 2015, with a further 18-month transitional implementation period.

The Act was published on 28 January 2015 on the Oireachtas (the Irish parliament) website. Hard copies produced by Mason Hayes & Curran are available by request by emailing

What you need to know

The below articles will provide an up-to-date and complete overview of what you need to do to prepare your company for transition:

Companies Act 2014 Update (12 February 2015)

FAQs: Companies Act 2014: Preparing Private Companies for Transition

Companies Act 2014: New-Form Company Constitutions

The Companies Act 2014 – Continuing Obligation To Have A Company Secretary

The Companies Acts 2014 – Registration of Charges and Priority

Companies Act 2014: Dawn of a Simpler Era – Part 1

Irish Companies Act 2014 Overview

View a complete list of reports and publications of the Company Law Review Group since 2001

This article was originally published on 28 January 2015 and has been updated to reflect any changes since.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.